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  • Letter from the Editor
  • Jessica N. Berry

Dear Readers,
In this issue, several authors contribute their insights on social and political themes in Nietzsche: Robert Miner looks to the works of the “middle period” to add nuance to Nietzsche’s critical attitude to socialism; Birte Loschenkohl asks again what Nietzsche has in mind with his enigmatic call for “great politics,” arguing that Zarathustra holds the key to understanding his vision; and Sacha Golob looks back to the second Untimely Meditation to analyze Nietzsche’s views on education and the role that exemplary figures like Schopenhauer can and should play in that process. Iain Morrison, too, by focusing on the question of how drives and affects create the systems of value that take hold within communities, advances the discussion of “value creation” in Nietzsche.

In addition to four penetrating reviews of five new works on Nietzsche in the book reviews section, we also bring to readers interested in Nietzsche and digital humanities an analysis by Marc Colsen of the accuracy, user-friendliness, and relative merits of the two most used electronic databases of Nietzsche’s work, Nietzsche Source and Nietzsche Online.

For links to prior issues accessible through Project MUSE and JSTOR, to the International Society of Nietzsche Studies, which will host its annual workshop in Oxford at the end of June 2020, and to the North American Nietzsche Society, whose biennial meeting will be in Atlanta in October 2020, and for general information about subscriptions, submissions, and author permissions, please visit us at

Yours truly,
Jessica N. Berry

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